How Re-Alliance operates in its membership, contracts, relations and projects.
Re-Alliance is an international network, and is registered as a UK charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number: 1188936).
Code of Conduct
In keeping with its vision and values, Re-Alliance is committed to maintaining the highest degree of ethical conduct amongst all its staff and associated personnel. To help increase understanding, this Code of Conduct details Re-Alliance’s expectations of associated personnel, including but not limited to, members, consultants, volunteers and partner organisations.
Scope and purpose
This Code of Conduct applies to all personnel, international and local, associated with Re-Alliance including, but not limited to, volunteers, partners, consultants and member organisations.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to set out the conduct expected of Re-Alliance associated personnel whilst connected to the organisation, and forms part of the conditions of your membership/association with Re-Alliance. The Code is applicable at all times. Breaches of the Code of Conduct will result in the termination of your association with Re-Alliance and legal action where applicable.
Whilst recognising that local laws and cultures differ considerably from one country to another, Re-Alliance is a Charity that works with multiple International Non-Governmental Organisations, and therefore the Code of Conduct is developed from international and UN standards. Re-Alliance staff and associated personnel are expected to uphold local law wherever they operate, except where the Code of Conduct is more stringent, in which case the Code applies.
Code of Conduct Standards
In my association to Re-Alliance I will:
Uphold the integrity and reputation of Re-Alliance by ensuring that my professional and personal conduct is consistent with Re-Alliance’s values and standards:
I will treat all people fairly with respect and dignity
When working in an international context or travelling internationally on behalf of Re-Alliance, I will be observant of all local laws and be sensitive to local customs
I will seek to ensure that my conduct does not bring Re-Alliance into disrepute and does not impact on or undermine my ability to undertake the role for which I am employed
I will not work under the influence of alcohol or use, or be in possession of, illegal substances on Re-Alliance premises or accommodation
Not engage in abusive or exploitative conduct:
I will not engage in sexual activity with children (persons under the age of 18). Mistaken belief in the age of a child is not a defence
I will not exchange money, employment, goods or services for sex, including sexual favours and other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behaviour, is prohibited. This includes any exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries of assistance
I will not engage in sexual relationships with beneficiaries of assistance, since they are based on inherently unequal power dynamics
I will not engage in any commercially exploitative activities with children or vulnerable adults including child labour or trafficking
I will not physically assault a child or vulnerable adult
I will not emotionally or psychologically abuse a child or vulnerable adult
Ensure the safety, health and welfare of all Re-Alliance staff members and associated personnel (volunteers, partners, suppliers, consultants and members):
I will adhere to all legal and organisational health and safety requirements in force at my location of work
I will comply with any local security guidelines and be proactive in informing management of any necessary changes to such guidelines
I will behave in a manner such as to avoid any unnecessary risk to the safety, health and welfare of myself and others, including partner organisations and communities with whom we work
Be responsible for the use of information, assets and resources to which I have access by reason of my association with Re-Alliance:
I will ensure that I use Re-Alliance assets and resources entrusted to me in a responsible manner and will account for all money and property
I will not use Re-Alliance IT equipment, software or e-mail and social media platforms to engage in activity that is illegal under local or international law or that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence. This includes any material that intimidates or harasses any group based on protected characteristics, or encourages extremism
I will not use Re-Alliance IT equipment to view, download, create, distribute or save in any format inappropriate or abusive material including but not limited to pornography or depictions of child abuse
Perform my duties and conduct my private life in a manner that avoids conflicts of interest:
I will declare any financial, personal or family (or close intimate relationship) interest in matters of official business which may impact on the work of Re-Alliance
I will not be involved in awarding benefits, contracts for goods or services, employment or promotion within Re-Alliance, to any person with whom I have a financial, personal, family (or close intimate relationship) interests
I will seek permission before agreeing to being nominated as a prospective candidates or another official role for any political party
I will not accept significant gifts or any remuneration from governments, communities with whom we work, donors, suppliers and other persons which have been offered to me as a result of my employment with Re-Alliance
I will exercise due care in all matters of official business, and not divulge any confidential information relating to colleagues, work-related matters or any sensitive information unless legally required to do so
Complaints and reports:
Re-Alliance members and partners who have a complaint or concern relating to breach of the Code should report it immediately to the designated person (George McAllister - firstname.lastname@example.org). If the member does not feel comfortable reporting to the designated person (for example if they feel that the report will not be taken seriously, or if that person is implicated in the concern) they may report to any other appropriate staff member. For example, this could be another Trustee.
List of all Re-Alliance Policies
Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Risk Management Policy and Procedure